About the area:
Lansing, IA is located on the Mississippi River about 35 miles south of La Crosse, Wi. It's historic downtown with great restaurants and interesting shops will bring you back time after time. Visit MyLansingIowa.com for more information. MyLansingIowa.com

With the Mississippi River and wildlife refuge at our doorstep plan to spend a little time visiting the area and enjoy the beauty and scenic drive along The River. To our south you will find a scenic drive along The River into McGregor/Marquette with a good destination of Guttenberg- about an hour from Lansing. To our North, about 1 hr from Lansing explore the scenic drive with a recommended destination of Winona and don't forget to see the Maritime Museum in Winona.

Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard)

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At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, particularly for the South. This title describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841764132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841764139
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11 ounces